This book presents an integrated view of Native American and Canadian First Nations cultures from 6,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. Contributions by fourteen leading regional archaeologists cover a vast area, streatching from Maine to Newfoundland-Labrador and Quebec. Several chapters discuss the Maritime Archaic people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and their remarkable adaptation to the rich marine environment shortly after the retreat of the last ice age. The contributions by Quebec authors describe events along the St. Lawrence Valley and in the great Boreal Forest and includes material previously published only in French. The new overviews of Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces illustrate that this area has a lengthy and rich archaeological heritage throughout the Archaic period. 2006 hardcover, 486 pages.